disjunct[dis juŋkt′, dis′juŋkt′]
- disjoined; separated
- Music having to do with progression by intervals greater than a second
- Zool. having the body sharply divided by deep furrows, as in the divisions into head, thorax, and abdomen in most insects
Origin: Classical Latin disjunctus, past participle of disjungere: see disjoin
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- Characterized by separation.
- Music Relating to progression by intervals larger than major seconds.
- Zoology Having deep constrictions separating the head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects.
- Logic A term in a disjunction.
- An adverbial phrase that modifies a sentence in order to suggest the speaker's commentary on the content of the sentence, as with sadly in Sadly, we have no more dessert left.
Origin: Middle English disjuncte, from Latin disiūnctus, past participle of disiungere, to disjoin; see disjoin.